Claire Willberg, Muir Trust Artist in Residence, 2022

Open Studio: 7, 8, 12, 14, 28, 29, 30 April; 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 May (11:00-15:30)

Exhibition: 28 May – 2 July

Print maker and stop motion film maker, Claire Willberg, will be creating new works in relief print inspired by the museum and its collections. Join her on the journey from initial inspiration to finished prints.

Please come and visit her at work in the museum on the Open Studio days, between 11:00 and 15:30.

Artist statement:

‘As an artist printmaker and collector over many years I create and respond to collections that inspire and influence my work. I am looking forward to spending time in a different environment and responding to museum objects. I plan to spend time creating stencils and cut outs that are then relief printed and I want to explore the juxtapositions of bringing unlikely groups of objects together. I am interested in clashing and combining artefacts from different cultures and in curating my own selections through print.

My prints are created using the relief process and are printed both by hand and on an intaglio press. The printing plates are made from a variety of repurposed and recycled materials such as cardboard packaging. Each print is a one-off and may go through the press multiple times using inks mixed with translucent mediums to create colour and texture. In recent years my work has developed to include stop motion animation using the stencils and cut outs.’